Code Enforcement

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Codes Enforcement Division is responsible for safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of Athens residents, business and property owners in the area of housing and building code enforcement of the minimum property, building and nuisance codes for existing buildings are also enforced by the department. These standards are applicable for all property within the city limits and regulate the general maintenance of property to address aspects of mowing, garbage removal, and junk. In the enforcement of these regulations a citation may be issued by the inspector for any violation and / or the City Manager may instruct the Public Works Department to clean/remove/mow and assess the cost of such action to the property owner.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Streetlight request
  • Zoning
  • Building Inspections
  • Housing Preservation Program
  • Records, maintenance, & selling graves in city cemeteries

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CEMETERIES

CONTACT YOUR CODES ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Matthew Gravley
423-744-2751
Email
Nora Cardin
423-744-2754
Email
HOURS:Mon - Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm

How high can my grass get before it is in violation?

Can I operate a business from my home?

Can I put yard sale signs on the utility poles or along the roads?

If I have been notified of a violation, can I request more time to comply?